How to build your own gaming PC
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“How to Build a Gaming PC”
This article from Micron, a leader in computer memory and storage, helps define the basic parts required to build your own PC. It’s a good introduction to how the different components of a PC work together, from the motherboard to the power supply. Once you’ve read this article, you should be ready to start picking the specific parts to go into your brand new gaming PC.
“The Eight Best Cheap Computer Parts Stores for Saving Money”
This helpful guide from MakeUseOf lists the best places to look for computer parts. The article explains how to get the best deals and avoid scams. Another good way to check is by doing a quick Google shopping search for the specific PC component that you are planning to buy before purchasing it.
How To Build a Computer —Step-By-Step Infographic
You have now reached the best part of building a gaming PC: putting it all together. This infographic from PC Build Advisor should help you with all the necessary steps. If the task is still a little daunting, I’d recommend reading the user manuals that come along with the PC parts for more information.
“What to Do After Building a Computer”
Once your PC is up and running, you can focus on installing the operating system and the required software. This article from Build-Gaming-Computers.com will explain how to install any general operating system after assembling your PC. If you have already blown your budget on building the coolest possible gaming PC, you can install Linux/Ubuntu for free, but the recommended OS for beginners is always Windows.
Twenty-Five Mistakes to Avoid (for First-Time PC Builders)
This list, compiled from the r/buildapc community on Reddit, covers common mistakes that people make when purchasing, building and installing a gaming PC. I can’t tell you how important it is to read this before you start spending money. The last thing you want is to buy a bunch of expensive parts only to learn that they don’t fit together.